Sunday Locals: Naughton joins WSU baseball staff
Michael Naughton, a graduate of Gonzaga University, where he played four years of baseball, has joined the Washington State baseball staff, Cougars head coach Donnie Marbut announced.
Naughton, a native of Tacoma who was head coach at Tacoma Community College from 2002-05, will be the Cougars’ volunteer coach. Marbut said Naughton will work with the outfielders, coach the short game, be the first base coach and run the Cougar Baseball Academy.
Naughton was the NWAACC coach of the year for the West Division in 2003. Prior to the being the Titans’ head coach, he was an assistant for current WSU pitching coach Gregg Swenson at TCC from 1999-2001.
Kaitlen Parsons, a Northern Arizona sophomore from University High School, was a co-winner of the Big Sky Conference female golfer of the week.
Parsons shot a 5-over-par 224 to tie for 17th at the University of New Mexico Dick McGuire Invitational. She had rounds of 1-under 72 and back-to-back 76s.
• Two Idaho seniors claimed monthly golfer honors in the Western Athletic Conference.
Jarred Bossio was the male selection for September after winning the Palouse Collegiate in Pullman with an 8-under 205 and tying for second at a tournament in Eagle, Idaho, with a 10-under 203. He ended the month with a WAC-best 68.0 stroke average.
Female honors went to Kayla Mortellaro who averaged 72.67 strokes for six rounds. She placed third in one tournament at 1-under 215 and tied for second in the WSU Cougar Cup at 5-over-par 221.
Bill Misner of Spokane won a third consecutive 2011 USA National Championship Trail race when he captured the 70-and-over age division in a 50K race on Mount Bachelor in Bend, Ore., last weekend.
Misner, who broke the existing age group course-event record by more than 32 minutes with a time of 6 hours, 33 minutes, 55 seconds on the course with over 4,000 feet of elevation gain, earlier won his age division in a 15K trail race in Spokane and the half-marathon trail Championship in Bend.
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